Police escort for tragic Sheffield schoolgirl Jasmyn

Jasmyn Chan, 14
Jasmyn Chan, 14
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Hundreds of mourners are expected to pay tribute to a 14-year-old hit-and-run victim at her funeral in Sheffield tomorrow.

The body of Jasmyn Chan, who was killed as she tried to push her friend from danger in Normanton Road, Intake, on May 9, will be given a police escort to the service at City Road Crematorium, which starts at 11.15am.

Her funeral cortege will involve two limousines, a horse-drawn carriage and a vintage hearse.

Pupils from Birley Community College are also expected to pay tribute to Jasmyn, a fellow pupil, at the service.

Michael Fogg, of Michael Fogg Independent Funeral Directors, Woodhouse Road, said it was an ‘absolute honour’ to look after the funeral.

He said: “This little girl is a hero in my eyes. To give her own life to save another child, she deserves a medal.

“It’s an absolute honour and a privilege to care for this little girl.

“To be chosen as the community’s funeral director to look after a member of our community is always an honour, but when it’s a child it tugs at the heartstrings.

“We are just a small family business, and we see it as our family caring for another family.”

Tributes have also been organised by friends of Jasmyn in the run up to the funeral.

Lewis Pask, aged 16, of Park Grange Mount, Norfolk Park, arranged a football match for pupils of Birley Community College to play against those from Outwood Grange Academy.

About 500 people turned up and helped raise £2,036 to put towards the cost of the funeral.

Lewis said: “It was a emotional but amazing day to see family and friends remember hero Jasmyn. Everyone who came should be proud, but most of all I would like to tell Jazz’s parents they should be really proud of raising such a special amazing girl who will always stay in our hearts.”